I must say I love Australia. This is by far the best place in the world to live.
Where else in the world would A city of 6 million people allow 'the police and government to shut down the Central Business Area, transport, shopping, and all traffic in and out, erect a massive steel fence around the centre of their city, put up with the general mayhem caused' just to let a few trumped up world leaders strut around in 'dry as bone' coats for a few days.
The images seen in recent times, on the news, of the police and security forces using the methods akin to those seen overseas in countries with far less pride in their civil rights than we have, are frightening to say the lest.
Are we as Australians prepared to allow this sort of behaviour?
I am not saying there should not be security and in this day and age some precaution taken to ensure the safety and security of these VIP's,
but this is Australia Not Israel,
this is our country, AUSTRALIA
Sydney is our City.
What did they think was going to happen?
The over kill was just so far beyond anything we have seen prior it can only described as pathetic. Here are few security precautions taken:
Public Access stopped
Police Bus barricades Water pressure trucks
No traffic in
No pedestrian traffic
Air Space restricted
These are just some of the efforts made how ridiculous and how little faith the authorities must have in the people who put them there.
This is not what we as Australians come to expect from our Officials in any circumstances regardless of the situation.
The Government, we would have thought would have a little more faith in the Australian Public and our ability to take a small disruption, and What about the Aussie Pride in a Job well done, did the powers that be think we would allow any sort of bullshit terrorist nonsense to ruin our reputation.
All the people of Australia wanted in return for tolerating this total kaotic disruption to their lives, lose of income, some people were even sacked, because the business lost too much cash, was our basic right to peaceful protest against issues being discussed by these men.
This Right was taken from us and the from the Media I might add.
Police used excessive force in several instances not only in regards to protests on a man taking his 11 year old son to lunch who was thrown to the ground, and arrested trying to cross the road to meet his son.
The Police removed their name badges and all forms of identification this is unlawful in Australia.
At the top of this post is video of the Police Actions taken, please take the time to watch.
This video shows how our Government Values Its People and our ability to voice OUR opinions